Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Immaculate Collection enters the Billboard chart for the first time since 1993

Now that a full week has passed since the Grammy Awards, the Billboard charts are properly rocked by the show and its many winners and performers.
(The latest Nielsen SoundScan sales tracking week ended on February 2. It captures the first seven days after the Grammys, which aired on CBS on January 26.)
Notable re-entries on the Billboard 200 this week include Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” and Madonna’s “The Immaculate Collection.”
Madonna assisted Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in their “Same Love” Grammy performance, by singing a few lines of her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Open Your Heart.” The song, first released in 1986 on the “True Blue” album, is also featured on Madonna’s first greatest hits album, “The Immaculate Collection.” The latter re-enters the Billboard 200 chart for the first time since 1993, as it returns at No. 153 with 3,000 (up 494%). It’s the best sales frame for “Immaculate” since July of 2008.
Both Wonder and Madonna’s albums also profit from a limited-time sale price in the Google Play store last week, where each title was briefly marked down to 99-cents for select consumers.
The album has sold 30 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling compilation album by a solo artist and one of the best selling albums of all time.